Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Practicing law is stressful. So is attending law school. (And, we agree, so is "practicing" academic support.)
California lawyer Amy O'Keefe addressed the stress issue in her excellent (and brief) article in the November 2004 issue of "California Lawyer" magazine (See: Curing the Ills of Work-Related Stress, by Amy O'Keefe, Esq.). I have reprinted the article on my web site, with permission from the author and the publisher.
As ASP professionals, we see high-end stress daily -- how many boxes of kleenex have you used already this semester? The more familiarity we can have with this demon, the better off we are, in terms of preparing ourselves to assist our students.
Here's my advice to students: start practicing now to relieve your stress, so that when you enter the professional practice of law you won't fall into the pitfalls described by Ms. O'Keefe.